Saturday, 30 August 2014

Burnley vs Manchester United live

MK Dons celebrate scoring against Manchester United
  1. League Two today
    Shrewsbury Town knocked Leicester out of the League Cup in midweek and face another former winner of the competition in Luton Town back on the league beat.
    The Hatters are taking 1,000 fans to the New Meadow to test the Shrews' unbeaten start.
    Burton also upset top-flight opposition in the cup and the conquerors of QPR, who are also still to lose, go to Mansfield.
    Michael Appleton's Oxford, without a point, host Dagenham and Redbridge, while Morecambe put the Football League's only 100 per cent record on the line at Tranmere.
  2. 14:00: 
    Burnley 0-0 Manchester United
    We've not had an effort on target in the second half. There's no real tempo or pattern to the game at all right now.
    As I say that, Angel Di Maria sets off on a mazy run down the left, Mike Duff makes the tackle and Robin van Persie's follow-up is cleared by Dean Marney. Much better from the visitors though.
  3. 13:58: 
    League One today
    League Cup giant-killers MK Dons and Leyton Orient return to their bread and butter diet.
    The Dons, fresh from thrashing Manchester United, entertain rather less glamorous Red Devils in Crawley Town.
    Orient, who knocked out Aston Villa, are at leaders Fleetwood.
    Bradford, who finished off the reign of Leeds' boss David Hockaday with their midweek cup success over their Yorkshire neighbours, go over the Pennines to Rochdale.
    Crewe are seeking their first point away to Gillingham, while the division's 'heavyweight' clash comes at Deepdale where Preston face Sheffield United.
    MK Dons celebrate scoring against Manchester United
    Join the debate at #bbcfootball
    Paul Gibbons: What's evident during this game thus far is Daley Blind is not going to be enough, they need least four more players..awful.
    Paul Walmsley: So will Burnley view this as two points dropped if the score stays the same?
    Paul Drinkwater: I am reminded of the lofty heights of my Sunday League playing days watching this MUFC defence.
  5. 13:57: 
    Burnley 0-0 Manchester United
    "Come on Burnley!" rings out around Turf Moor as the hosts continue to look neat and tidy. They haven't tested David de Gea since the break though, with Ben Mee wasting a decent move with a sliced shot wide.
  6. 13:56: 
    Sheffield Wednesday 0-1 Nottingham Forest
    Into the last 10 minutes in Sheffield. Looks like another win for leaders Forest.
    Tennis player Caroline Wozniacki has reacted to the news that fellow Dane Daniel Agger is leaving Liverpool:
    "Woke up to the news @DanielAgger is leaving Liverpool. Don't understand (why) Rodgers didn't want to use him. Class player. He will be missed #ynwa"
  8. 13:54: 
    Burnley 0-0 Manchester United
    Angel Di Maria powers into the box down that left-hand side but he's well stopped in his tracks by some fine defending. Burnley have been very slick and organised today. Promising signs for their fans.
    Angel Di Maria is challenged for the ball by Dean Marney
  9. 13:52: 
    Keep your shape!- Burnley 0-0 Manchester United
    Man Utd
    Here's Manchester United's average touch positions from that first half. You can see that Wayne Rooney (10) was dropping off into a six-man midfield, leaving Robin van Persie (20) up front on his own at times.
    Text us on 81111
    Dan, Worcester: I still think Utd will stay up.
  11. 13:52: 
    Burnley 0-0 Manchester United
  12. 13:50: 
    Burnley 0-0 Manchester United
    Almost down to walking pace at times as that United back three keep the ball between themselves. Burnley are happy to let them have it, but the moment the ball goes into midfield they press and harry.
    Football FocusLeeds v Bolton (1500 BST)
    Mark Lawrenson on Leeds United owner Massimo Cellino, who sacked manager David Hockaday this week: "Just make himself the manager and be done with it. Thirty-six managers he has got rid of during his time. Just let him go and do it and he can see how hard it is."
  14. 13:48: 
    Burnley 0-0 Manchester United
    The Clarets make a sharp start to the second period but a flowing move is halted by an offside flag. Antonio Valencia then defends well to win the ball back from his wing-back station.
    Text us on 81111
    Adam, Leicester: Is it only me that believes it is Mata, although a good player, who creates the lack of balance in this team. Ed just trying to show he could pull a big transfer. Epic fail.
    Manchester United players Angel Di Maria, Juan Mata, Robin van Persie
  16. 13:46: 
    KICK-OFF- Burnley 0-0 Manchester United
    Back under way at Turf Moor...
  17. 13:45: 
    Sheffield Wednesday 0-1 Nottingham Forest
    Entering the final 20 minutes at Hillsborough and the hosts are in the ascendancy. Stevie May and Chris Maguire have both been thwarted by goalkeeper Karl Darlow but an equaliser remains elusive.
    Sheffield Wednesday's Stevie May
  18. 13:45: 
    Burnley 0-0 Manchester United
    Wayne Rooney rallies his troops in the tunnel, we are back on the field.
    Gary Lineker, BBC Sport
    "I think, in hindsight, I should issue an apology. Last week I said that MUFC were ordinary. I was clearly wrong. For that I am truly sorry!"
    Text us on 81111
    Daran, North Yorkshire: Dreadful from both sides. The first relegation six-pointer of the season?
    BBC Sport Chief Football Writer Phil McNulty at Turf MoorBurnley 0-0 Manchester United
    "No-one can say Burnley are playing a containing game here. Very positive and plenty of threat. Manchester United's British record signing Angel Di Maria has shown some good touches but plenty of minuses for Louis van Gaal to note on his clipboard."
    Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal
    Join the debate at #bbcfootball
    Eyobel Gomini: No man's land between the defence and the midfield! We are missing Carrick! Fletcher is no more the player he used to be!
    Abu Ali: Is LvG really such a great tactical genius if he fails to change a system that clearly isn't working?
    Robert James Skipper: Formation doesn't work. Makes two of our worst players the most important - Young and Valencia. Never seen so many long balls.
    MOTD's John Motson at Upton ParkWest Ham v Southampton (15:00 BST)
    "The manner of West Ham's victory over Crystal Palace quite rightly won them plenty of plaudits, but I can't help but think Sam Allardyce needs a similarly impressive home victory this weekend.
    "Whether the passing style they showed at Selhurst Park is a result of absentee Andy Carroll - whose presence lends itself to a longer-ball approach - remains to be seen. But with the likes of the impressive fresh face Mauro Zarate there did seem to be a change in attitude in how they passed the ball.
    "Ronald Koeman doesn't strike me as a man with a defeatist look on his face. Despite the difficult summer that Saints have had, they might well surprise a few people this season. Big Sam- and the Hammers fans - will be hoping it's not them this weekend."
    Mauro Zarate celebrates scoring for West Ham
    MOTD's John Roder at the LibertySwansea City v West Bromwich Albion (15:00 BST)
    "The arrival of Portuguese international winger Silvestre Varela means there have been 10 signings at The Hawthorns this summer, although West Bromwich Albion manager Alan Irvine has said that Varela and Georgios Samaras are unlikely to feature as they are short of match practice.
    "The Baggies recorded only three away victories last season, including a 2-1 success at Swansea in March thanks to a late winner from Youssouf Mulumbu. Those goals represent 25% of their away total scored in 2014, having scored just eight times on their travels in the Premier League this calendar year.
    "Both teams are unbeaten. With no team having scored more than a single goal against Swansea in the Swans' last nine matches, this could be a tight encounter."
    MOTD's Simon Brotherton at Loftus RoadQPR v Sunderland (15:00 BST)
    "I imagine QPR's players would like to turn the clock back a couple of weeks and start again after losing all three league and cup games so far without even scoring a goal.
    "Sunderland are looking for their first league win of the new campaign too, but can take greater satisfaction from their start after draws away to West Brom and at home to Manchester United.
    "Gus Poyet's side impressed in negating United's similarly new 3-5-2 formation last week, so will fancy their chances of getting something here."
    MOTD's Steve Bower at St James' ParkNewcastle United v Crystal Palace (15:00 BST)
    "It was ahead of a fixture against Newcastle in 2010 that Neil Warnock was first informed that Crystal Palace were about to enter administration, the first of many strains at the end of his three years in charge.
    "It was also prior to that game that he first met Steve Parish, the man who has made sure he's back in the Palace dugout at St James' Park this weekend.
    "In the opposite technical area will be the division's second-longest serving manager. Alan Pardew will see this as the perfect game to get Newcastle's first goals and win of the season against one of his former clubs."
    Neil Warnock arrives at Newcastle
    MOTD's Guy Mowbray at the Etihad StadiumManchester City v Stoke (15:00 BST)
    "Well at least it's not far home for most of them. That's the only consoling thought I can offer for Stoke fans whenever they visit Manchester in the Premier League.
    "Six defeats at City and six defeats at United is the dismal record since promotion in 2008 - and they haven't even managed to score at City!
    "In trying to make a case for bringing something back this time, Mark Hughes has taken heart from being "very much in the game" in last season's 1-0 defeat at his old club, and has pointed to the extra creative ability and pace he now has available in his squad."
  28. 13:36: 
    Five games coming up at 15:00 BST then, with the champions involved.
    Here's what to expect:
    Jimmy Armfield, BBC Radio 5 live at Turf MoorBurnley 0-0 Manchester United
    "Burnley have had the better chances, they are showing United this will not be easy despite all the big signings. It's anybody's game.
    "I thought Di Maria looked lively in the first 15 minutes but in the last 15 he drifted out of it. It's all about settling down, and he's only been here five minutes. He has to settle in, and I know people may question that for the fee they paid, but he looks very athletic and will be a good signing for them."
  30. 13:33: 
    HALF-TIME- Burnley 0-0 Manchester United
    Six shots to one so far then. For Burnley...
  31. 13:32: 
    Programme notes from the past- Leeds v Bolton (1500 BST)
    Dave Hockaday programme notes
    On Thursday evening, Leeds sacked head coach David Hockaday after just six matches in charge. However, it looks like this was too late for the programme printers to knock up a second draft as the 56-year-old's match-day notes are still included, containing plenty of now awkward references to "we" and "us".
    President Massimo Cellino has also printed out his own letter to fans explaining his decision, stating: "I may make mistakes but if I do I will be big enough to own up to them like I have with David." Comforting words for Hockaday's successor.
    Join the debate at #bbcfootball
    Greg Sproston: In Cape Cod, trying to explain to locals why switching to City is disloyal. 'But they're both Manchester!'
    Paul Humphreys: United are just letting Burnley have the ball and getting no such courtesy back. United, long balls don't work!!!
    Jnr Beard: Good passing, leading on to a routine cross into the box. It's almost as if Moyes never left.
  33. 13:31: 
    HALF-TIME- Burnley 0-0 Manchester United
    Goalless, but far from eventless, at Turf Moor. Good game.
  34. 13:30: 
    PENALTY APPEAL- Burnley 0-0 Manchester United
    Oooooh - now then! Ashley Young goes to ground under a challenge from Kieran Trippier, there's a nervous await around Turf Moor but there's nothing given.
    A definite shove from Trippier. Young has 'previous' but he can feel aggrieved by that decision...
    Join the debate at #bbcfootball
    Geoff Naylor: United have got the wrong man if they think Blind will become their ball-winning midfielder. He's no Nigel de Jong type...
    Paul-Joseph Martin: Scott Arfield is ripping MUFC apart down the right. Which of these two is the team just up from the Championship again?
    Henry Whitfield: Burnley bossing the match, they need to pick up points against these mid-table sides to secure their PL future.
  36. 13:26: 
    Burnley 0-0 Manchester United
    A lot of Manchester United's problems so far this afternoon have stemmed from bad possession at the back, that is true Adam. Get Marcos Rojo and Daley Blind in there and it may be a different story of course.
    Text us on 81111
    Adam in Edinburgh: Part of Van Gaal's philosophy and system is to play out from the back. From what we've seen from Evans and Blackett so far, they either can't do this and punt it out each time for safety, or can't understand it. I fully believe it's the former.
  38. 13:24: 
    Burnley 0-0 Manchester United
    Good from Angel Di Maria again, bursting away from one challenge, holding off another and making up 30 yards before finding Juan Mata in space on the right wing. His display thus far is a definite tick for United fans.
    Angel Di Maria
    Text us on 81111
    Nick, London: This is not good enough. What's it going to take to see Mr van Gaal out of his seat and showing some passion!
  40. 13:22: 
    YELLOW CARD- Burnley 0-0 Manchester United
    Darren Fletcher is the first man in the book for a cynical pull back of Danny Ings after the Burnley forward had robbed him of the ball. We are into the final 10 minutes of a compelling first half at Turf Moor.
  41. 13:21:  
    BBC Sport Chief Football Writer Phil McNulty at Turf MoorBurnley 0-0 Manchester United
    "In contrast to the motionless Louis van Gaal, Burnley manager Sean Dyche is in his technical area with jacket off, encouraging his players. He has been giving plenty of palms-down 'keep calm' gestures - presumably because he knows there are real chances here if Burnley keep their composure."
    Jimmy Armfield, BBC Radio 5 live at Turf MoorBurnley 0-0 Manchester United
    "I think Tyler Blackett is all right, he'll learn as he goes along. He's not there yet, but he's got a good left foot, a good physique and his temperament seems OK."
  43. 13:21: 
    KICK-OFF- Sheffield Wednesday 0-1 Nottingham Forest
    Back in play in the Championship. Are Forest set to stay on top?
  44. 13:17: 
    Burnley 0-0 Manchester United
    Megs! Classy stuff from Scott Arfield as he does Tyler Blackett with a lovely nutmeg, cuts inside and then sees a low shot deflected wide. The home side remain a clear and present danger.
    Join the debate at #bbcfootball
    John Oakes: Post Sir Alex, Utd have had periods of looking good, but then the defensive slip comes and all goes to pot!
    Adam Moorhouse: Middle of the night here in NZ. Van Gaal will get it right, just need patience, which is forgotten in the modern game.
    Rishabh Kapoor: United playing the West Ham way, lobbing the ball forward aimlessly!
  46. 13:15: 
    Burnley 0-0 Manchester United
    Excellent defending! Angel Di Maria lazers a pass into Wayne Rooney, he tees it off for Robin van Persie but Jason Shackell reads it like a book, beating the Dutchman to the change and then mopping up ahead of Juan Mata. A ripple of applause for the Clarets centre-half and rightly so.
    'You've only got one Song...'- West Ham v Southampton (15:00 BST)
    West Ham have been linked with Barcelona midfielder Alex Song, and here's what Jack Sullivan, son of Hammers' owner David, has just tweeted...
    "We have just made a MAJOR INTERNATIONAL SIGNING, he'll be introduced to the crowd at 2.52pm today!"
    That's pretty precise timing - we'll keep our eyes peeled for you.
  48. 13:12: 
    Burnley 0-0 Manchester United
    Get hold of that one! Dave Jones - who hit the crossbar earlier - whistles in a rising drive from 20 yards which forces David de Gea into a strong save. Excellent wrists from the Spaniard, great drive from the midfielder...
  49. 13:11: 
    Burnley 0-0 Manchester United
    Di Maria
    As we said before - this is a total mismatch in financial terms. Burnley more than holding their own so far though...
  50. 13:11: 
    Vote result
    Along with Football Focus, we've been asking you whether you think Manchester United will qualify for next season's Champions League.
    The result?
    59.6% of you think Louis van Gaal will fail to guide United to a top-four finish.
    Thanks for getting involved.
  51. 13:10: 
    CLOSE!- Burnley 0-0 Manchester United
    Good stuff from Burnley as they hound Antonio Valencia into another error at right-back, Lukas Jutkiewicz delivers a teasing cross and Scott Arfield makes up the ground to flick a header just wide.
  52. 13:08: 
    Burnley 0-0 Manchester United
    Midway through the first half and Manchester United have looked stronger by the minute. They are bossing the ball now after a very dodgy opening 10 minutes or so.
    Danny Ings challenges Wayne Rooney for the ball
    BBC Sport Chief Football Writer Phil McNulty at Turf MoorBurnley 0-0 Manchester United
    "Louis van Gaal, as seems to be custom, is staying rooted to his seat clutching a clipboard. He will have noted some good work from Angel Di Maria already - but also some very ropey defending."
    Half time- Sheffield Wednesday 0-1 Nottingham Forest
    The visitors will likely enjoy their interval cups of tea and orange segments more at Hillsborough. Sheffield Wednesday have had more of the ball and the better opportunities but Stuart Pearce's league leaders were clinical when a chance came their way.
  55. 13:04: 
    Burnley 0-0 Manchester United
    Better from the new boy again - Angel Di Maria popping up on the left wing this time to service Juan Mata with a lovely cutback, but Mata fluffs his shot and his lines. Only 10 yards out, that was a great chance.
    Join the debate at #bbcfootball
    Paul Gourley: Can we not include Evans in the deal with Cleverley to Villa?
    Jeff Kraus: Young and Valencia as wing backs are just asking to be attacked by Burnley.
  57. 13:02: 
    Burnley 0-0 Manchester United
    Yet another slip in that Manchester United backline! Phil Jones falls over this time, Danny Ings is very alert and quick to spot the danger but so is David de Gea, out well to hammer away the clearance.
    The Spaniard looks bemused already.
    Jimmy Armfield, BBC Radio 5 live at Turf MoorBurnley 0-0 Manchester United
    "Excellent save from Heaton, it was a good pass from Di Maria but Van Persie took it down brilliantly. I thought it was going in, but that was a good save."
  59. 12:59: 
    GREAT SAVE!- Burnley 0-0 Manchester United
    Good save! Manchester United's first chance comes when Angel Di Maria spreads a long pass over the top, Robin van Persie controls it brilliantly and fires in the instant shot, but another ex-United man Tom Heaton spreads himself well to make a powerful save.
    The visitors just starting to look dangerous now.
    Robin van Persie fights to control the ball
  60. 12:58: 
    Burnley 0-0 Manchester United
    Sir Alex Ferguson
    Sir Alex Ferguson has got hold of the hottest ticket in town yet again. That man is a demon on the refresh key. Never misses out.
    More chaos in the United defence as Lukas Jutkiewicz wins a flick-on and Danny Ings is almost in on goal. Good sweeping again from David de Gea who must already be dreaming of the days of seeing Ferdinand, Vidic and Evra on the shirts in front of him...
    Text us on 81111
    Maggie in Lowestoft: Man Utd are reminding me of the Spurs team of last season - totally lacking in confidence and full of nerves. They are fortunate not to be one down already.
  62. 12:56: 
    Burnley 0-0 Manchester United
    Better from Manchester United as Antonio Valencia drills in the low cross but Ben Mee stands his ground and clears at the front post. Angel Di Maria is almost caught in possession but Dave Jones has to foul him in the end.
    Join the debate at #bbcfootball
    Mathew Penistone: Blackett looks nervy and lightweight. Neither good things for a defender. Burnley should single him out at all times.
    Donovan Dunn: Not sure which word describes Evans better, awful or woeful.
    Jeff Kraus: Evans looks like a player in his first season in the EPL. How can he be trusted at the back?
  64. 12:53: 
    GOAL- Sheffield Wednesday 0-1 Nottingham Forest - Henri Lansbury (37 mins)
    The first goal of the day comes at Hillsborough, with Britt Assombalonga crossing for Henri Lansbury to arrive from midfield like a modern day David Platt and steer in the header. Forest's fine start to the season continues.
    Henri Lansbury celebrates with his Nottingham Forest team-mates
    Jimmy Armfield, BBC Radio 5 live at Turf MoorBurnley 0-0 Manchester United
    "United need to settle down, pass the ball around. It looks like they are trying to prove a point with the three at the back by passing it between them a lot."
  66. 12:53: 
    Burnley 0-0 Manchester United
    At times United have a front four of Juan Mata, Angel Di Maria, Wayne Rooney and Robin van Persie. It's a very bold line-up but it leaves Darren Fletcher incredibly isolated in the middle third.
    Football FocusBurnley 0-0 Manchester United
    Kevin Kilbane on Manchester United: "No, I don't think they will [finish in the top four]. The players have seen a calm exterior from Louis van Gaal but inside I think he is panicking."
  68. 12:50: 
    Burnley 0-0 Manchester United
    Angel Di Maria's first touch is a promising one but he then overhits a pass out of play. Skittish stuff from United in these opening stages.
    Angel Di Maria fights for the ball against Burnley
    Jimmy Armfield, BBC Radio 5 live at Turf MoorBurnley 0-0 Manchester United
    "De Gea could not move, but it was a silly place to give a free kick away and United have got to be disciplined."
  70. 12:48: 
    CLOSE!- Burnley 0-0 Manchester United
    More woeful defending from Manchester United - MK Dons all over again - as a slack backpass from Jonny Evans lets in Lukas Jutkiewicz but David De Gea is out quickly to clear his lines.
  71. 12:48: 
    HITS THE WOODWORK- Burnley 0-0 Manchester United
    So close! Phil Jones clumsily gives away a silly free-kick on the edge of the area and former United midfielder Dave Jones curls the set-piece against the crossbar!
    David De Gea never even saw it!
    David Jones hits the bar for Burnley against Manchester United
    Jimmy Armfield, BBC Radio 5 live at Turf MoorBurnley 0-0 Manchester United
    "We know Di Maria has the ability, but now he's in a different setting and he has to settle. We know plenty of players that haven't, but he will have had plenty of people helping him the last 48 hours."
  73. 12:45: 
    Burnley 0-0 Manchester United
    I mentioned in the tunnel that Tyler Blackett looked nervous and his first touch is a horror shank out of play for a throw-in. Angel Di Maria is on the left of a midfield trio with Darren Fletcher and Juan Mata in these very, very early stages.
  74. 12:45: 
    KICK-OFF- Burnley 0-0 Manchester United
    And we are off! Burnley have the ball and we are away.
    Text us on 81111
    Josiah Stovell: I really hope the rumours about Tom Cleverley coming to Villa aren't true. £7 million?!
  76. 12:43: 
    Burnley v Manchester United (12:45 BST)
    The sun has even come out for kick-off! Miracles can happen.
    Jimmy Armfield, BBC Radio 5 live at Turf MoorBurnley v Manchester United (12:45 BST)
    "With those players they have brought in, and Daley Blind, I believe that Manchester United have to be in that top group. But, they have got to be given time."
  78. 12:41: 
    Burnley v Manchester United (12:45 BST)
    Man Utd
    Here they come! The teams are out to a raucous reception at Turf Moor. Here's how we expect Manchester United to line-up. Darren Fletcher ready for some serious running?
    Championship latest- Sheffield Wednesday 0-0 Nottingham Forest
    It's been a rather uneventful opening 20 minutes at Hillsborough. Sheffield Wednesday have been wasteful with a couple of sights of goal, while league leaders Nottingham Forest have barely been seen as an attacking threat.
  80. 12:38: 
    Burnley v Manchester United (12:45 BST)
    Wayne Rooney leads out the Manchester United side, bedecked in white shirts this afternoon. Angel Di Maria is last man out, wearing the famous number seven shirt. He looks cool enough, unlike Tyler Blackett, who looks pretty edgy..
    Manchester United and Burnley enter the pitch at Turf Moor
  81. 12:36: 
    Burnley v Manchester United (12:45 BST)
    The Burnley VIPs are taking their seats at Turf Moor. A cracking view from the top of that main stand, rolling hills etc.
    On paper this is a complete mismatch. £60m midfielders v free transfers and Middlesbrough rejects. On turf? Maybe a different story.
    Sign them up!- Burnley v Manchester United (12:45 BST)
    BBC Sport push alerts on mobiles
    Want to get your team's line-up as it's announced, goals as they go in and the final result as the referee blows his whistle? Push alerts within the BBC Sport app mean you can follow your team's games as they happen, wherever you are.
    The app is freely available from Google Play for Android devices, the App Store for iPhones, and the UK Amazon Kindle Fire Appstore.
    Join the debate at #bbcfootball
    Connor: I want Manchester United to sign a good CDM, like William Carvalho or Nigel De Jong (as Vidal's off the radar now).
    Alfie Tutt: Crystal Palace need Hooper, Bassong, Tommy Smith, James McArthur and Sinclair.
  84. 12:32: 
    Burnley v Manchester United (12:45 BST)
    The players have ducked out of the Lancs rain into the bowels of Turf Moor. A cracking pitch today - let's hope for a cracking match too.
  85. 12:30:  
    Football Focus
    Liverpool defender Dejan Lovren: "It's great to hear the manager has a lot of confidence in me, but I'm a young player and need to improve every game.
    "It wasn't my best performance [against Manchester City] but it is the beginning of the season and we can learn from mistakes."
    On Liverpool's new signings he added: "It's a massive achievement to bring these players here. You have quality players, a quality team and legends around you. I think this is our year."
  86. 12:30: 
    Join the debate at #bbcfootball
    Don't forget to keep your transfer window business coming in. Who do you want out? Who do you want in?
    Text us on 81111
    Danny, a Liverpool fan: I don't know why other Liverpool fans want Mignolet out. He's a good shot stopper and still young. I like him. I think we could do with another world class striker that could also go on the wing like Arsenal has with Sanchez, as well as a centre back to replace the unreliable Skrtel.
  88. 12:27: 
    Burnley v Manchester United (12:45 BST)
    What Louis van Gaal wouldn't give for a new Paul Scholes coming through the academy right now. Interestingly, Tom Cleverley is not in the matchday squad at all today.
    Is he off? Villa or Valencia according to some of the papers.
    So Villa then...
    Tom Cleverley in action for Manchester United against Valenica
  89. 12:26:  
    Phil McNulty at Turf Moor, BBC Sport Chief Football WriterBurnley v Manchester United (12:45 BST)
    "Paul Scholes is lurking on the touchline here as part of his new media career - a reminder of Manchester United's past as the club dashes around the transfer market trying to secure its future."
  90. 12:23: 
    Burnley v Manchester United (12:45 BST)
    United's squad is basically a load of left backs, a load of forwards and Darren Fletcher at the moment. A few square pegs in round holes for the foreseeable.
    Football FocusBurnley v Manchester United (12:45 BST)
    Former Manchester United player Phil Neville: "I think Daley Blind will play on the left of defence initially. But I think he has been bought to play in midfield in the long term.
    "The team has so many attacking options, but they need someone who can win the ball in midfield."
  92. 12:22: 
    Burnley v Manchester United (12:45 BST)
    The fixtures gods have not been kind to Burnley, who have played Manchester City, Liverpool, Tottenham, Chelsea and now Manchester United in their last five Premier League games at Turf Moor.
    The Clarets have kept only three clean sheets in 40 Premier League games but one of them came at home to Manchester United in August 2009.
    Robbie Blake celebrates after scoring against Manchester United for Burnley
    Text us on 81111
    George: After United sign Blind they don't need anyone for this transfer window. Strootman and a new centre back in the winter transfer and a top 4 finish looks likely.
    What are your preferred ins and outs before the transfer window is locked up until January?
    Let us know at #bbcfootball or via text on 81111 (UK only), and don't forget to say who and where you are if texting in.
    There's also the BBC Sport Facebook page, and you can share your thoughts on the BBC Sport Google+ page.
  94. 12:18: 
    Burnley v Manchester United (12:45 BST)
    Angel Di Maria
    Today could be a testing debut for Angel Di Maria. Without stretching the cliches of northern grit, a bracing Turf Moor wind and 'they don't like it up 'em' too far, I'd expect Di Maria to be on the end of a few forceful challenges early doors.
    If the Clarets can get near him, of course. The £60m man looks remarkably lean, positively skeletal.
    Football FocusBurnley v Manchester United (12:45 BST)
    Phil Neville on Angel Di Maria: "It was the player that United needed. They needed someone with world class and pace. United like to play on the counter-attack but they lack pace.
    "He has the ability to take the ball box to box. But when they make the switch to the back four, I expect he will end up as a winger."
    KICK-OFF- Sheffield Wednesday 0-0 Forest
    And the day's action is indeed under way. Game on at Hillsborough...
  97. 12:16: 
    Afternoon - as Angel Di Maria goes through his pre-match preparations there's a switch in the BBC Sport comms box. Tom Rostance here to take you through the day's action...
    Jimmy Armfield, BBC Radio 5 live at Turf MoorBurnley v Manchester United (12:45 BST)
    "I think Louis van Gaal misread the plot at MK Dons. United are not in Europe but their supporters expected something in the cup. He went out with an under-strength team and MK Dons made them pay for it. Today is a big game for him."
  99. 12:14: 
    'It's not going to take a day or a week or a month'- Burnley v Manchester United (12:45 BST)
    Ashley Young
    Ashley Young, who has been used as a left wing-back under Louis van Gaal, insists Manchester United are taking the Dutchman's ideas on board ahead of the match at Burnley.
    He told the club's website: "It's obviously disappointing that we've only got one point on the board but it's like the manager has said - you've got to believe in his philosophy which all the players are doing.
    "It's not going to take a day or a week or a month, it might take longer but we're working hard in training and we're trying to play the manager wants us to.
    "It's about getting the results now and we've got another opportunity to do that on Saturday. The way we've trained this week I'm confident everything will click into place and we can get the three points and kick on from there."
    Join the debate at #bbcfootball
    Patrick Wall: Butterfingers Mignolet needs some serious competition. No disrespect to Brad Jones. Mignolet is too unreliable.
    Alfie Wilson: Chelsea to sign Edinson Cavani. Front line looks very weak if Costa gets injured.
  101. 12:10: 
    Agger admits Premier League struggles
    Daniel Agger admits he has struggled to cope with the physical demands of the Premier League after agreeing to join Brondby from Liverpool.
    "Liverpool have been such a big part of my life and my family's lives for so long, that leaving is extremely difficult," Agger told the Liverpool website.
    "The opportunity arose for me to return home to Brondby and at this stage of my career it felt like the right decision for me.
    "I wouldn't leave here to go anywhere else and that has been proven by my actions in recent seasons - I have turned down many offers to move to other Premier League and European clubs.
    "This has been our home and somewhere we have been very happy and settled. However, more recently I have started to feel the effects of playing regularly in a league that is as physically demanding as the Premier League is, and I would not want to stay if I did not think that I was able to meet that challenge week in, week out."
  102. 12:07:  
    Football Focus BBC Sport, Football Focus
    Football Focus begins at 12.10 BST, when presenter Dan Walker is joined in the studio by Kevin Kilbane, Mark Lawrenson and Phil Neville to talk all things football.
    You can watch on BBC One and at the top of the page.
    Team News- Sheffield Wednesday v Forest (1215 BST)
    Sheffield Wednesday make four changes from the side that won 1-0 at Burnley in the Capital One Cup in midweek, with Chris Kirkland, Kamil Zayatte, Gary Madine and Jeremy Helan being replaced by Kieren Westwood, Glenn Loovens, Atdhe Nuhiu and Stevie May.
    Nottingham Forest also show four alterations after a 2-0 Cup win at Huddersfield. Jack Hobbs, Chris Burke, Chris Cohen, Andy Reid and Brit Assombalonga return as Robert Tesche, Jamaal Lascelles, Jamie Paterson, Lars Veldwjik and Ben Osborn drop out.
    Sheffield Wednesday XI: Westwood, Palmer, Mattock, Semedo, Lees, Loovens, Maguire, Coke, Nuhiu, May, Maghoma
    Nottingham Forest XI: Darlow, Hunt, Hobbs, Mancienne, Lichaj, Burke, Cohen, Reid, Antonio, Lansbury, Assombalonga.
  104. 12:05: 
    The Championship
    Unbeaten records go on the line in the early kick-off at Hillsborough where leaders Nottingham Forest take on Sheffield Wednesday.
    Both managers are also former Forest players, although Stuart Gray had moved on before Stuart Pearce arrived for his first stint at the City Ground.
    Bottom club Fulham and Cardiff meet at Craven Cottage following their dramatically different starts to life outside the top flight, while Neil Redfearn takes charge of manager-less Leeds at home to winless Bolton.
    Blackpool fans will be thinking of happier times when they face Millwall boss Ian Holloway, who took them into the Premier League in 2010.
    Ian Holloway celebrates Blackpool's promotion
    Join the debate at #bbcfootball
    Jonathan Round: Still waiting on Southend United to sign Emmanuel Frimpong on a free to solve our goal scoring problems.
    Paul Thompson: Blackburn Rovers keeping Jordan Rhodes. He's the difference between promotion and mid-table! Oh, and we need an experienced CB.
    Harry Whittingham: Wolves could do with a decent striker to pair up with Dicko and perhaps a solid centre back to cover for Batth or Stearman.
  106. 12:03: 
    "Make no mistake, we want to win."- Burnley v Manchester United (12:45 BST)
    Sean Dyche
    Burnley manager Sean Dyche on BT Sport: "We played very well last week but we didn't put our chances away and that is the way of the Premier League. It would be nice to repeat that win over United of 2009 but times have changed.
    "I've seen their team sheet, it's a different philosophy and a high quality group of players.
    "We've been very busy, I've got to turn my phone off during the game but we are hopeful of getting players in before the end of the window.
    "It's enjoyable for the club and the town to be in the Premier League but not if you are not getting results. Make no mistake, we want to win."
  107. 12:00: 
    Ben Smith, BBC SportAgger gone
    Daniel Agger
    "Liverpool defender Daniel Agger has returned to his native Denmark, after agreeing terms with FC Brondby.
    "The 29-year-old Dane has struggled with injury problems over the past 12 months and Liverpool have allowed him to leave the club for an undisclosed fee.
    "In the past Agger resisted attempts from a number of clubs, notably Manchester City, to lure him away from Anfield but having fallen behind Dejan Lovren in the defensive pecking order, he has decided the time has come to move on."
  108. 12:00: 
    Vote: Will Man Utd make the top four?
    On Football Focus and in this very live text commentary, we are asking if you think Manchester United will qualify for the Champions League this season.
    You can vote here or by tweeting #yes or #no to @bbcsport on Twitter
    The vote will close at 12:45 BST and we will reveal the result shortly afterwards. Voting terms and conditions can be found here.
  109. 11:57:  
    Phil Neville, BBC Football FocusJoin the debate at #bbcfootball- Burnley v Manchester United (12:45 BST)
    Manchester United attack attack attack today with this team!!!"
  110. 11:57: 
    Burnley v Manchester United (12:45 BST)
    Louis van Gaal
    Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal talking to BT Sport: "Angel Di Maria will be an important player for us. He has to show that he shall adapt to the English culture quickly and the English way of playing. His fellow players have to adapt to his qualities too.
    "We have to beat the opponent. We take into account the qualities of Burnley and they are playing with the long balls, we have to win the second ball and then play our own game. Our build-up play is always important, that is the foundation and starts our game.
    "Our first game was a loss, then a draw so maybe today we have our first win."
  111. 11:53: 
    Burnley v Manchester United (12:45 BST)
    Manchester United return to the scene of their shock 2009 Premier League defeat and hand a debut to British record signing Angel Di Maria.
    The £59.7m man recruited from Real Madrid starts in place of Tom Cleverley in a team that shows two changes from last week's 1-1 draw at Sunderland with the fit-again Jonny Evans replacing Chris Smalling.
    Burnley, whose biggest buy this summer is £1.5m striker Lukas Jutkiewicz, include former Manchester United reserve Tom Heaton in goal in an unchanged team.
    Burnley starting XI: Heaton, Trippier, Duff, Shackell, Mee, Arfield, Jones, Marney, Taylor, Ings, Jutkiewicz.
    Join the debate at #bbcfootball
    Gavin Jackson: Spurs need to snap up Remy from QPR. Proven Premier League scorer!
    Nadeem Mohammed: MUFC to sign Hummels & Reus (or Vidal) please.
    Prashant Nimat: Alex Song would be a good addition for Liverpool and a goalkeeper to challenge Mignolet. Out: Assaidi, Coates, Toure, Johnson.
  113. 11:45: 
    Di Maria starts- Burnley v Manchester United (12:45 BST)
    Angel Di Maria makes his Manchester United debut at Burnley after joining from Real Madrid for a British record £59.7m this week.
    Manchester United starting XI: De Gea, Jones, Evans, Blackett, Valencia, Young, Fletcher, Di Maria, Mata, Rooney, Van Persie.
    Juan Mata and Angel Di Maria at Turf Moor
    Get Involved
    Tim Smith on Google+: I'm waiting for somebody to take Sinclair away from MCFC- I kind of feel sorry for him, he's just not good enough.
    Manchester City's Scott Sinclair
  115. 11:45:  
    Football Focus
    Football Focus begins at 12.10 BST, when presenter Dan Walker is joined in the studio by Kevin Kilbane, Mark Lawrenson and Phil Neville to talk all things football.
    You can watch on BBC One and online.
  116. 11:42: 
    Hazard hopes for reunion- Everton v Chelsea (17:30 BST)
    Samuel Eto'o
    Chelsea midfielder Eden Hazard is looking forward to facing former team-mates Samuel Eto'o and Romelu Lukaku at Goodison Park.
    He told Chelsea's website: "I wasn't surprised Samuel signed for them because he's still capable of scoring goals in the Premier League.
    "He has lots of experience; Roberto Martinez is Spanish and has Everton playing good football, so I think it will be a good move for him. Romelu is one of my best friends, like Samuel. They are both very nice guys, hopefully they will do well there but not well enough to beat us on Saturday."
  117. 11:37:  
    Phil McNulty, BBC Sport Chief Football WriterBurnley v Manchester United (12:45 BST)
    Phil McNulty
    "The covers are on at Burnley Cricket Club behind Turf Moor on a damp morning - but Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal has been out to take a look at the pitch here, which looks in perfect nick."
    Join the debate at #bbcfootball
    Liam McKenna: I'd like Liverpool to buy a goalkeeper who could challenge for the no.1 role and hopefully kick out the useless Mignolet.
    Marvin Julez: Mr Woodward should find a new club for Young, Cleverley, Anderson, Evans & Carrick. We don't need them any longer.
    Ky: Hull City to sign Ronaldo or Messi, not fussed.
  119. 11:33: 
    Van Gaal asks for patience- Burnley v Manchester United (12:45 BST)
    Manchester United's players, including British record signing Angel Di Maria, have just got off the bus at Turf Moor and team news from Burnley will follow shortly.
    In the build-up manager Louis van Gaal has been asking for patience after his difficult start to life at Old Trafford.
    BBC Radio 5 live
    5 live Sport begins at noon, with full match commentary of the early kick-off at 12:45 BST between Burnley and Manchester United from Turf Moor, with commentary from John Murray and Jimmy Armfield.
    At 15:00, we switch to Etihad Stadium where champions Manchester City host former manager Mark Hughes' Stoke City. You can listen live to commentary from Ian Dennis and Chris Waddle, and you can also stay across updates from all the other games.
    You can listen online and do it all in one place if you choose our new-look live page.
    Text us on 81111
    James from Surrey: As much as it pains me to say it, I'd like to see Chelsea let Cech go. He's been too good to us over the past decade to sit on the bench. It would also solve our one too many international players problem.
  122. 11:25: 
    Duff hits the 300 club- Burnley v Manchester United (12:45 BST)
    Michael Duff
    It could be a big day for Michael Duff - well, every day is a big day for Michael Duff.
    The 36-year-old will make his 300th league appearance for Burnley if selected this afternoon, some 10 years after his £30,000 move from Cheltenham. I doubt he expected to be lining up against a £60m Real Madrid winger in 2014 when he signed on at Turf Moor.
    A thirty grand bargain. You could barely buy a decent family car for that these days.
  123. 11:19: 
    Coffee and tactics- Burnley v Manchester United (12:45 BST)
    Sean Dyche
    Owen Coyle famously put Sir Alex Ferguson's red wine in the fridge before Manchester United's last visit to Burnley in 2009 but Clarets manager Sean Dyche is hoping to have a coffee with Louis van Gaal to discuss United's "radical" 3-5-2 formation.
    "I think the word 'crisis' is harsh looking at their players," Dyche said. "They've got some fine players. With tactical formats, I do think the 3-5-2 is the most radical change so it takes time for that to work.
    "The power of Manchester United and the market means he may have ideas and designs over the next few days to get certain players who can do roles he feels that are not being done as well.
    "I don't know [Van Gaal], I've never worked with anyone who knows him. It will be interesting to have a coffee with him and ask him [about 3-5-2]."
    Join the debate at #bbcfootball
    Lewys Thomas: Manchester City to sign Isco from Real Madrid. Perfect to play with or rest Silva! Wasted on the bench every week.
    Craig Wilkinson: Swansea City to keep hold of Wilfried Bony, oh and a defensive midfielder.
    Jack Wiseman: Song and Richards and potentially another out and out winger then West Ham will have our strongest squad in years!
    What are your preferred ins and outs before the transfer window is locked up until January?
    Let us know at #bbcfootball or via text on 81111 (UK only), and don't forget to say who and where you are if texting in.
  125. 11:14: 
    Blake backing Burnley- Burnley v Manchester United (12:45 BST)
    Robbie Blake
    Robbie Blake scored Burnley's winner on Manchester United's last visit to Turf Moor in 2009 and is backing the Clarets to repeat that shock result.
    "It's great for the club to be back in the Premier League and to be facing Manchester United so early again," he told the Lancashire Telegraph.
    "Hopefully they can have the same result. History can repeat itself, especially with the circumstances at the moment. United seem a little fragile and hopefully that can keep going."
  126. 11:08: 
    Pardew prepares death stare for Warnock- Newcastle v Crystal Palace (15:00 BST)
    Alan Pardew
    Crystal Palace manager Neil Warnock could find himself on the wrong end of Alan Pardew's "death stare" on his return to the Premier League
    Pardew, who was banned for a headbutt on Hull's David Meyler last season, said: "I think it's important that I've shown that since the incident. I limit my time on the sidelines because I am passionate and I want to win the game.
    "I'm not going to change that, but I will try to keep it under wraps to a degree. I'm a changed man this year. He [Warnock] gets emotional, but I've never really had a problem with Neil."
    He added with a smile: "I think once at Sheffield United we might have had a bit of an issue, but it didn't take me long to give him the death stare and he backed off. He knows my death stare is better than his."
    Join the debate at #bbcfootball
    Kevkev the King: Would love to see Arsene Wenger sign a quality striker, hopefully Falcao. Unfortunately can't see that happening; stuck with Sonogo.
    James Plested: If it's true about Agger to Brondby for £3m, what a waste. Someone should snap him up! Injury prone I know but top CB.
    Stuart Carruthers: Excited about the arrival of Blind, gives us some muscle in defence. Just Vidal and Strootman needed now and one more defender.
  128. 11:02: 
    Ozil hits back at critics
    Arsenal and Germany midfielder Mesut Ozil tells the Daily Telegraph he is not concerned about criticism of his performances over the last year.
    He said: "The negative headlines were unfair. As a player it was hard to understand when I'd played such a big part in getting Germany to Brazil. But I'm not the sort of person who lets myself be pressured by the media. I am strong enough and confident enough in myself.
    "People wrote so negatively about me but generally the people who are familiar with football know my strengths and abilities. I was voted three times Germany's national player of the year and that is decided by the fans. That shows the fans are there for me and believe in me. I want to say how thankful I am that they've supported me in such a fantastic way.''
  129. 10:57: 
    Burnley v Manchester United (12:45 BST)
    Robbie Blake
    Burnley may still be looking for their first points of the season but they do have some form against Manchester United.
    In the Clarets' first home game in the Premier League in 2009 - after promotion through the play-offs ended a 33-year absence from the top flight - Robbie Blake cracked in a beautiful goal to earn a 1-0 win over Sir Alex Ferguson's side in their opening home game of the season.
    Michael Owen made his first start for a Manchester United team that had Ben Foster in goal.
  130. 10:52: 
    Manchester City v Stoke (15:00 BST)
    Vincent Kompany
    Stoke manager Mark Hughes believes Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany has proved to be his best piece of transfer business.
    The Belgium centre-back was signed by Hughes from Hamburg for £6m in 2008 but the Potters boss, who takes his team to Etihad Stadium today, believes his former club would have to shell out almost 10 times that if they had to find a replacement now.
    "In terms of pound for pound he has to be way up there for the best piece of transfer business - especially when you look at certain levels of finance being thrown at mediocre players.
    "You look at the current market and Kompany is a huge asset to the club because if they tried to replace him like-for-like they would struggle to get someone in for the best part of £50m."
    Join the debate at #bbcfootball
    Fernando Torres' loan departure from Chelsea and Daley Blind's seemingly imminent arrival at Manchester United are the tips of the weekend's transfer iceberg, so we want to know what business do you want your club to do before the summer window shuts?
    Who do you want to see arrive, and who do you want to get rid of?
    Let us know at #bbcfootball, or via text in the UK only using 81111, and don't forget to say who you are and where you are in your message.
    There's also the BBC Sport Facebook page, and you can share your thoughts on the BBC Sport Google+ page.
  132. 10:44: 
    Van Gaal defends Shaw
    Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal wants England boss Roy Hodgson to clarify comments made about Luke Shaw.
    The United left-back is currently out with a hamstring problem but his club manager says that has nothing to do with his general fitness.
    Hodgson recently voiced concerns over Shaw's fitness which followed Van Gaal's decision to make the 19-year-old train on his own in pre-season.
    "Roy Hodgson cannot judge at this moment," said Van Gaal. "I have never seen him here at a United training session."
  133. 10:39: 
    Poyet defends Cattermole
    Lee Cattermole
    Sunderland head to QPR today with Black Cats manager Gus Poyet aggrieved that midfielder Lee Cattermole is not getting any international recognition.
    "Me, I like players like Lee. I need one like him at least, but some managers don't like a player who one day is going to get a red card," Uruguayan Poyet told the Daily Mail.
    "I don't care, it's part of the game. I got a few red cards when I was a player. In Uruguay, (there is) no doubt he would be picked. We like that sort of player."
  134. 10:34: 
    Blind getting closer
    Manchester United have now confirmed they have reached agreement with Ajax to sign Daley Blind, subject to a medical and personal terms.
    Daley Blind and Louis Van Gaal shake hands at the 2014 World Cup
  135. 10:32: 
    FA Cup
    Teacher Adam Priestley will go from playing for Farsley in the FA Cup preliminary round today to facing Poland for Gibraltar in a Euro 2016 qualifier next week.
    You can read BBC Sport's Gary Rose's feature on 'Mr Gibraltar' on our football page.
    Is your team involved in the FA Cup this weekend? Let us know your cup tales using #myfacupstory.
  136. 10:29: 
    Burnley v Manchester United (12:45 BST)
    Louis van Gaal
    He needed some reminding in his pre-match press conference but Louis van Gaal has managed at Turf Moor before, when he took his Uefa Cup-winning Ajax team to Burnley for a friendly in 1992.
    The Dutch side, including the likes of Edwin van der Sar, Michael Reiziger and Edgar Davids, picked up a 1-0 win.
    The man in the opposite dug-out today, Sean Dyche, was a 20-year-old centre-half just starting his playing career at Chesterfield back then.
    And while Van Gaal, 40, was celebrating a first major honour at the end of his first season as a manager, Dyche also had reason to cheer, playing 42 matches as the Spireites were promoted from the Fourth Division. Today they go head to head.
  137. 10:25: 
    Burnley v Manchester United (12:45 BST)
    So with questions over his tactics, where Angel Di Maria will actually play, how many new faces will arrive and who will be leaving before Monday's transfer deadline, Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal is likely to have plenty on his mind this morning.
  138. 10:22: 
    Burnley v Manchester United (12:45 BST)
    Following a 4-0 Capital One Cup defeat to League One MK Dons in midweek and after picking up one point from their first two league matches, Manchester United head to Burnley looking for a first win under Louis van Gaal and the Dutchman is calling for patience from the club's fans.
  139. Want to get your team's line-up as it's announced, goals as they go in and the final result as the referee blows his whistle? Push alerts within the BBC Sport app mean you can follow your team's games as they happen, wherever you are.
    The app is freely available from Google Play for Android devices, the App Store for iPhones, and the UK Amazon Kindle Fire Appstore.
  140. 10:14: 
    Burnley v Manchester United (12:45 BST)
    A reported £14m fee for Daley Blind will take Manchester United's summer spending to around £145m, with almost £65m spent in the previous transfer windows on Marouane Fellaini and Juan Mata.
    British record £59.7m signing Angel Di Maria could make his United debut today but, as the Independent notes, Lukas Jutkiewicz is likely to be the most expensive player in the Burnley side today at £1.5m.
  141. 10:09: 
    Agger to Brondby?
    The Liverpool Echo reports that Danish defender Daniel Agger, 29, is set to leave Liverpool for a £3m move to former club Brondby.
    Agger joined the Reds from Brondby in 2006 and has two years left on his contract.
  142. 10:05: 
    Another new signing at Manchester United?
    Daley Blind
    As Manchester United prepare for their short trip to Burnley, we have some early transfer news for you this morning, with United agreeing a fee in the region of £14m for Ajax's Netherlands international utility man Daley Blind.
  143. 10:02: 
    Torres on his way
    Fernando Torres
    Just to recap from last night, Chelsea striker Fernando Torres is to join AC Milan on a two-year loan deal.
    The 30-year-old Spaniard's move is subject to him agreeing personal terms and passing a medical today.
  144. A very good morning to you and welcome to another packed day of Premier League football.
    For the early game we head to Turf Moor for Burnley against Manchester United, there are five 15:00 BST matches, including Manchester City hosting Stoke, before we finish up at Goodison Park for Everton's match against Chelsea.
    There's also a full programme in the Football League. What more could you want?
Post a Comment